Rangers Women star Bala Devi has been named the All-Indian Football Federation’s (AIFF) Fan’s Player of the Month for December after becoming the first Indian to score in the top-flight of a European league.
The 30-year-old became India’s first female professional footballer when she moved to Ibrox 12 months ago and ended the year with her first league goal for the club in the 9-0 thrashing of Motherwell.
Let's raise a toast🥂to congratulate @BalaDevi_10 our Fans' Player of the Month!👏
In Dec, Bala scored for @rangerswfc becoming the first Indian footballer to score a goal in a top-flight European League🤩
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 13, 2021
Devi’s goal came in the final stages of the resounding win over ‘Well, getting on to a through ball from midfield and slotting the ball low into the net five minutes before full-time.
The Indian star has scored more than 50 goals in an international career spanning over a decade and also formerly captained the side before her move to Scotland.
Rangers have been in fantastic form this season in SWPL and sit atop the table after seven games – leading Glasgow City on goal difference before the season was temporarily suspended earlier this week.
With only a third of the season completed so far, there is still plenty of football to play but the Gers will be hoping to finally end City’s domination of the domestic game.
Thank you for the support 🙏 https://t.co/FOkIOu9V8h
— Bala Devi (@BalaDevi_10) January 13, 2021
After winning the title for the last 13 years, Rangers could win the title for the first time since entering the Women’s game in 2008.
Manager Malky Thomson was delighted after his side thrashed Glasgow City last month before the winter break